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We are thrilled to announce our first Head On Spotlight for 2021 with acclaimed celebrity portrait and film still photographer, Mark Rogers.

Having photographed some of the world’s most famous celebrities, Mark is celebrated for his ability to capture characters and tell stories through his photography. 

Join us at 8pm Wednesday 3 February to hear more about his fascinating career, both overseas and in Australia and why he loves working on local productions.


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Head On Spotlight sessions are free for Head On members, and members can now view recordings of previous sessions, including incredible guests Murray Fredericks, Judith Nangala Crispin, Stephen Dupont, Kate Geraghty and Roger Ballen.

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Known for his story-telling skills and ability to capture a character in a singular image, Mark Rogers has worked on over a hundred feature films, series and documentaries. His clients include Warner Bros, Universal Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, Lionsgate, Sony Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Village Roadshow, BBC Worldwide, Foxtel and National Geographic.

On his work as a film stills photographer, Mark has commented that a key challenge “is to shoot iconic images that capture the essence and emotion of a film.” Promotional images and posters are the first impression the public has of a film to become the most lasting image associated with it over time.

In his advertising work, he has been commissioned by major companies, including Panasonic, Toyota, Cadbury, Telstra, Jetstar, Sony Music USA, Save the Children and Mission Australia.



Rogers is regularly sought after for his portrait photography, praised for capturing subjects, both celebrity and everyday people. Defined by an ease and directness, his images balance intimacy with presence and feeling.  He has photographed some of the world’s top actors, politicians, athletes, musicians and celebrities, including Cate Blanchett, Michael Fassbender, Rupert Murdoch, Nicole Kidman, Dennis Hopper, Henry Rollins and Hugh Jackman.



Rogers’ personal photography projects, exploring more ordinary subject matter, have been highly awarded.  He is a regular finalist in our own Head On Photo Awards, along with The National Portrait Prize, The Moran Photographic Prize, the Albury Art Prize and The Olive Cotton Award. His pictures have been exhibited at major galleries across Australia and overseas.



Read more from Mark Rogers in this piece on his approach to portraiture 



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